Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been locked in a stalemate for more than a year now.
The 23-year-old wants to land in a new situation where he will be paid his worth.
Cleveland, meanwhile, wants to rid itself of the headaches he incessantly causes for the franchise.
Recently NBA insider Chris Fedor revealed that an intriguing new option has emerged for Sexton’s services: the Dallas Mavericks.
“The Cavs have had conversations with Dallas about a sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton,” Fedor said.
“But if you’re talking about a sign-and-trade, the Cavs need something back that is going to be valuable to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces that the Cavs would want back in a sign-and-trade for Collin.”
Sexton has been linked to several teams over the past few months.
Based on the issues he has had with the Cavs up to this point, it feels like a trade of some sort is inevitable. It’s just unclear who will ultimately step up with a suitable offer.
When he is healthy, Sexton is an extremely impressive young player. Two years ago he averaged 24.3 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting from the field and 37.1 percent shooting from three.
Obviously Sexton was injured last season, but that isn’t what has hurt his stock. What has hurt his stock is the nonstop headache he has been for the Cavs.
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All that being said, maybe a fresh start will be good for him.
Will the Mavs be the team that provides Sexton with his fresh start?
Time will tell.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.